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OPS asks TN government hospitals to treat non- Covid patients also

Chennai, June 15(BPNS)

AIADMK Chief coordinator and Deputy Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly O Panneerselvam( OPS) has called upon the government hospitals in the state to treat non-Covid patients.

In a statement released here on Tuesday, the senior leader said that the non-Covid patients should be treated with utmost care and warned of deaths of non- Covid patients if proper treatment is not provided.

The former Chief Minister said,” Poor people are suffering due to this, and several people are waiting for their surgeries to be done which unfortunately is not taking place as most of the beds is occupied by Covid patients.”

The senior AIADMK leader said that in big hospitals like Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and Stanley Medical College hospital also similar situation is prevailing and beds are being occupied by Covid patients with non-Covid patients with severe diseases waiting for their turn to be cured.

He said that while patients who are admitted due to road accidents and pregnant women are getting treatment for those with serious health issues like heart diseases and kidney failures are waiting and were not admitted in hospitals owing to lack of beds. He called upon the hospitals to seriously ponder into this and take utmost care in treating patients having serious ailments other than Covid 19.

The former Chief Minister also called upon the Chief Minister MK Stalin to immediately focus his attention on this matter.